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Windows 7: Inspiron 560 components on a new motherboard?

27 Oct 2011   #1

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Inspiron 560 components on a new motherboard?

Since my Inspiron 560 is overheating when I run more than 2 programs at once and since I have a gaming case which I planned to use once I got all my new equiptment but this problem of overheating came along so I thought of using it with the components from my Inspiron 560. I was wondering, can the components be used on a new motherboard? Before I tried moving the motherboard and all to the new case but that didn't work because the motherboard didn't have the right connectors, I asked around and people said the motherboard was made for the case, this made me think, are the other components made for the case as well?

Im planning on getting a Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 AMD 870 motherboard which fits the job. I think I will have to get a new power supply since it's only 300watts. Also some more RAM since its 533MHz which is sorta awkward

I think most the components will fit (cpu, gpu, hdd drive and card reader) but with people saying the motherboard was made for the case that confused me.

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27 Oct 2011   #2

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate

well if your technical enough what you could do if the cpu is overheating is remove the cpu and clean the old thermal paste and and re-apply a new thermal paste and see if that fixes your will only cost you no more than $20 to ssee if that helps...which in past overheating problems applying new thermal paste fixed the problem for me! its very simple procedure to do
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27 Oct 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I will give it a try when I get some more thermal paste! Since dell had to replace the motherboard and graphics card around 6 months ago the paste should be fairly freshish but i'll give it a try.
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